Crews Ready Monticello for Naturalization Ceremony

July 3, 2013

Monticello is getting ready to host thousands of people for tomorrow's annual naturalization ceremony.

On Wednesday, crews were setting up chairs and sound equipment around Thomas Jefferson's iconic home, which has also been decorated for the occasion.

On Independence Day, 80 people from 38 different countries will become citizens in the ceremony.

"I think there is no more moving place to be on July 4th," said Leslie Bowman with the Thomas Jefferson Foundation. "And to really understand the meaning of the holiday, and to be here at Monticello where Jefferson, who wrote those famous words that are the birth certificate of our country."

Dave Matthews is the featured speaker for the event.

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